Smartphone and tablet are gadgets that already part of our every day activities. Unfortunately, we ought to have them both, since they have distinctly different functions. It means that there’s a gap between smartphone and tablet. A gap that should be fulfilled with a new technology.
The smartphone term clearly positioned the device as a mobile communication which is equipped with computing capability. It has no more than 5 inch screen wide. while the tablet referring to a minimum 7 inch screen wide device which is used as mobile computing devices.
For Samsung, this gap is an opportunity. In the first quarter of 2013, Samsung introduced a new product that is believed to be able to fill the gap. Branded with Samsung Mega, a combination of smartphone and tablet will bridge the tablet and smartphone. Samsung provide two types of the phablet, 5.8 inches and 6.3 inches screen wide.
The larger 6.3-inch model features a 1.7 GHz dual core processor, 1.5 GB of RAM, LTE connectivity, a choice of 8 or 16 GB of expandable storage and a 3,200 mAh battery. Samsung isn’t giving any specifics on the device’s HD TFT display, but based on the handset’s other specs, we’re willing to bet it’s of the 720p variety rather than a full 1080p HD offering. There are 1.9 and 8-megapixel cameras on the front and back of the device, which comes in at a fairly svelte 8 mm (0.31 inches) thick and weighs in at 199 grams (7 oz).
The Galaxy Mega 5.8 does more than just lower the screen size of the device – it lowers just about everything else on the spec sheet as well. Once again, Samsung hasn’t provided specific details on the QHD TFT display, but CNET reported before the announcement that the handset would carry a resolution of just 960 x 540, putting it somewhere between the first generation iPhone and original Galaxy S smartphone.
The smaller device also drops the LTE connectivity of its big brother and comes fitted with a smaller capacity 2,600 mAh battery. The 5.8 is powered by a 1.4 GHz dual core processor, with 1.5 GB RAM and 8 GB expandable internal storage. It’s also a little thicker than the 6.3, coming in at 9 mm (0.35 inches) and weighing 182 grams (6.4 oz). Both devices are powered by Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.